Small Plates: Monday, 3/19

What's new on South Grand? Wat's new on South Grand!

Add Ethiopian to South Grand's impressive roster of ethnic cuisines. Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant opened on Friday, March 9, at 3210 South Grand Boulevard, the space formerly occupied by Jasoom Mexican Revolutionary Restaurant & Cantina. Meskerem is open from 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Call 314-772-4442 for more information.

Meanwhile, this morning the James Beard Foundation announced the nominees for its annual awards celebrating excellence in restaurants and food media. No local chefs were recognized in the "Best Chef: Midwest" category, which covers Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, the Dakotas and Wisconsin. Nods went to two restaurants in Kansas City, two in Minneapolis and one in Milwaukee.

-Ian Froeb

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